Links of Interest
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A Sampler of Information and Resources
We haven't done an exhaustive search of the internet by any means, but these links will get you started down the right path!
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The National Council on the Aging created BenefitsCheckUp to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. Family and friends can also obtain facts about benefits that their loved ones may qualify for. Chances are, you will be surprised to learn what benefits are available to you, regardless of your income.
The Administration on Aging created the Eldercare Locator which provides access to community assistance resources for older adults.
State Agencies and Non-Profit organizations can be terrific resources. Some of the ones we have worked with include:
The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) is a non-profit organization that provides low-interest loans to people with disabilities and older adults so that they can buy the assistive technology devices and services they need.
The North Dakota Interagency Program for Assistive Technology delivers services so people with disabilities can get the assistive technology they need for work, school, and home.
Disability Listservs and Newsgroups:
We encourage participation in the discussions on listservs and newsgroups. You might find these sites helpful in getting you started in an area of particular interest to you.
National Arthritis Foundation
Brain and Spinal Cord
Brain and Spinal Cord.org
ABLEDATA Database Search - searchable for specific products
Assistive Technology Solutions - Providing Plans for Do-It-Yourself Devices to Assist Persons with Disabilities
AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety Senior Driver Website - Resources for individuals, transportation providers & researchers. Here you can download the "CarFit" brochure which is about choosing the right vehicle for your needs.
ElderCare Issues LifeLedger™ - a resource for storing information in the event of an emergency (3 membership levels, from free to $9.95 per month)
Independent Living Resource Locator - Searchable database of financial assistance options that help pay for home modifications, assistive technology and long term care for the elderly and disabled.
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification - Headquarters at the University of Southern California
Accessible Kitchen Appliances:
Jenn-air - gas and electric cook tops, electric ranges
Frigidaire - wall oven with swing door, ranges
GE Appliances - shallow refrigerators
Heartland - ovens and stoves with front controls
Accessible Kitchens Hometime
Paralyzed Veterans of America Architecture Department - Barrier Free Design & Wheelchair Accessibility
SATH Society For Accessible Travel and Hospitality
National Sports Center for the Disabled - many links for disabled athletes of all kinds and other recreational activities
Handicap Fishing Accessories (select Handicap Fishing) some great tools for single handed fishing
Spokes N Motion is a manufacturer and distributor and source for adaptive sports equipment, disabled sports equipment and paraplegic sports equipment. (Handcycling, Cross Country Skiing, Water Skiing and more.)
Wheelchairnet.org - Sports and Recreation megasite for people of various abilities including amputees.
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Outside the Continental United States:
At this time, we only ship to the Continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Canada. Here are some resources that might help you find the products you need.